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5 things to know about Tommy Page #RIP

He made his name in the early 90s offering teens a Shoulder to Cry On and promised them I’ll Be Your Everything, but Tommy Page gave more to the music industry than his two most well-known hits.

Here are five things you may not know about Tommy Page, whose life was cut short at 46.

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1. NKOTB helped him Be Your Everything

Back when the New Kids on the Block (NKOTB) were kids, two of their members – Jordan Knight and Danny Wood – helped write I’ll Be Your Everything with Page.

According to Billboard magazine, in 1989, Page had been the opening act for NKOTB and Tiffany and often sat in hotel lobbies tinkering on the piano. One night, he was joined by Knight and played him his half-written song I’ll Be Your Everything.

He reportedly offered the song to NKOTB, but later asked to keep it for himself and Knight produced it. The song debuted in 1990 for his album Paintings In My Mind and topped the Billboard Hot 100 in April. You can even hear Knight’s falsetto on the track.

R.I.P. @Tommypage https://youtu.be/rTki_oqDLqk 

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